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Gambia

Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh

Date of Birth: 25/05/1965
Place of Birth: Kanilai, Gambia


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Separatists on the march

Although the leader of the MFDC, Salif Sadio, declared a unilateral ceasefire in 2014 after talks with Macky Sall's government at the Vatican, the rebels continue to operate and in 2017 defied the Economic Community of West African States' intervention in Gambia by siding with forces loyal to the then President, Yahya Jammeh...


No licence to drill

Barrow's government is uneasy, we hear, about the relationship between Timis and ex-President Yahya Jammeh, who oversaw the allocation of licences...


Jammeh's long goodbye

Jubilation at the departure of ex-President Yahya Jammeh was stained with suspicion and anger as the story spread that he had been granted immunity from prosecution and had plundered the exchequer (AC Vol 58 No 1, Jammeh feels the heat)...


The scramble for the chair

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma ends her term of office having disappointed many member states although she was congratulated for supporting the Economic Community of West African States' intervention in The Gambia which ushered Yahya Jammeh from power after he lost elections in December but refused to stand down...

However, the AU's support of the intervention that forced Yahya Jammeh out of the Gambian presidency has allowed Dlamini-Zuma to leave on a high note...


Jammeh feels the heat

Yahya Jammeh has until then to step down, and there are no signs that he will comply...


A turning point vote for the Black Star

In a poignant moment at the Electoral Commission headquarters in Accra, some minutes before Chairwoman Osei's announcement of the presidential results, journalists heard that Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh had changed his mind about accepting defeat in the previous week's elections...

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Gambia at the cliff-edge

It would take a mere seven days for President Yahya Jammeh to pronounce the unthinkable and request the impossible...


More talk talk than walk walk

Like comedian Groucho Marx who once declared that he wouldn't want to join any club that would have him as a member, Burundi's Pierre Nkurunziza, South Africa's Jacob Zuma and Gambia's Yahya Jammeh all want to pull their countries out of the International Criminal Court (ICC)...

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Jammeh tilts the playing field

The last time Gambia went to the polls, in November 2011, the incumbent President Yahya Jammeh won 72% of the vote, crushing two below-par opposition coalitions (AC Vol 52 No 23, ‘No monster’ Jammeh heads for victory)...


War for the soul of the state

As if the internal opposition to reform were not enough, Vaz is finding support from President Macky Sall of Senegal and Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh...


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